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Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
scores tell us about students' readiness? we get two views. jim montoya is a vice president of the college board. he is a former dean of admissions for stanford university. and roger thompson is the vice provost for enrollment management at the university of oregon. the system s more than 24,000 students, 20,000 of which are undergraduates. mr. montoya, if as the college board maintains, s.a.t. measures the skills needed for college success. what do some of the lowest scores in 40 years lead you to conclude? >> well, what we are to conclude is that students need to take more rigorous courses. in high school. we have to have higher expectations of our students. what we know is this. that of those students who complete a core curriculum, four years of english, at least three years of mathematics, at least three years of science and at least three years of social science, comparedded to those who students who did not complete a core curriculum, those students completing a core curriculum scored 144 points higher on the s.a.t. >> suarez: what do we know about the predictive value of th
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
get here? >> suarez: jim montoya, the class of 2012 has grown up, almost their entire k-12 careers, under the new established ardz of "no child left behind." they've been tested an awful lot. how come that hasn't prepared them to do better on the s.a.t.? >> well, again the focus has to be on the rigor of the curriculum as roger points out. i think we have to hold our students to a higher standard. i think we have to make absolutely certain that students are just not taking the minimum core curriculum but are taking honors courses, takinged advanced placement courses, courses that will better prepare them for the rigor that they will face once in college. >> suarez: roger thompson, same question. has "no child left behind" and more consistent standardized testing created a pool of students that should be no strangers to sitting down for a long, demanding test? >> yeah, i really agree with your comment. i think if we look at this generation, they've grown up as the most tested, probed and analyzed group probably in a long time. so i think it's not about test anxiety. that was somethi
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